Here at Good Spa Guide, we consider ourselves to be of a rather sunny disposition, but even the sprightliest of people can experience the aches and pains of everyday life, especially in the cold winter months.
It's not always possible to down tools and head out for a massage (after all, who would write these wonderfully witty and informative blogs if we did?!) so we are constantly on the look-out for ways to relax in between our spa visits.
Our current obsession is t spheres. These are little personal massage balls made of an organic rubber compound. Each set of t spheres is infused with a different essential oil, designed to help alleviate a particular ailment through the combination of massage and aromatherapy.
You can even microwave or boil these little beauties, or pop them in the freezer. We found icy-cold tiny t spheres perfect for a facial massage, whereas warming the full-sized spheres made for a surprisingly effective neck massage. Sassy Spy is made up about pep-up-mint tiny t spheres (infused with peppermint) and I've been busy taking advantage of the peace and quiet full-sized t spheres (infused with lavender).
Sassy Spy says:
"I really enjoyed working the ball into my sinuses, around my cheek bones and over the tops of my eyebrows. I also liked rolling the ball in small circular motions around my temples. Even though it was a little shocking to start with, I liked cooling the balls in the freezer to assist in alleviating a headache.
These balls are also a great remedy for aching tootsies. Even if you're sat down all day, stimulating the various pressure points on the base of your feet provides a very relieving effect."
We've used them at our desks, on the bus, at home and they'd be fab for a long-haul flight, too. We also love that they come with a vial of additional essential oil so you can top up the aromatherapy experience whenever it suits.
Not all t spheres are available in the UK as yet, but we envisage big things for these little balls –- you heard it here first!